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 Notice of Informal Conference of

Risk-limiting Audit Representative Group

Date of Notice:  Feb. 2, 2017

Date and Time of Conference:  Feb. 3, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

An informal conference of the Risk-limiting Audit (RLA) Representative Group will be held Friday in the Blue Spruce Conference Room, located on the second floor of the Secretary of State’s office at 1700 Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80290.


Section 1-7-515, C.R.S., requires Colorado’s clerks and recorders to conduct risk-limiting post-election audits commencing in 2017, and requires the Secretary of State to adopt administrative rules as may be necessary to implement and administer this statutory mandate. The Secretary of State contemplates formal rulemaking proceedings following the conclusion of the 2017 legislative session to, among other things, adopt an administrative rule prescribing the procedures for conducting risk-limiting audits (RLAs).  In accordance with section 24-4-103(2), C.R.S., the Secretary of State has established a representative group of participants with an interest in the subject of the contemplated rulemaking, to submit views or otherwise participate informally in conferences on the proposal under consideration.  The Secretary of State will take into account the views and recommendations of the RLA Representative Group in formulating the contemplated administrative rule.

RLA Representative Group Members

The following individuals (or their designee) are members of the RLA Representative Group:

  • Pam Bacon, President, Colorado County Clerks Association, and Logan County Clerk and Recorder
  • Matt Crane, Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder
  • Hillary Hall, Boulder County Clerk and Recorder
  • Janice Vos Caudill, Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder
  • Garland Wahl, Washington County Clerk and Recorder
  • Phillip Stark, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Professor, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Michael Frontera, Executive VP and General Counsel, Dominion Voting Systems
  • Ed Smith, VP Product, Clear Ballot Group
  • Harvie Branscomb, computer scientist and election integrity proponent
  • Neal McBurnett, computer scientist and election integrity proponent
  •  Mark T. Lindeman, spokesperson and liaison for ad hoc group of election integrity and risk-limiting audit proponents
  • Representatives of the Colorado Secretary of State’s office

 Public comments and participation

All informal conferences of the RLA Representative Group are open to the public.  Please direct any written comments to 

Meeting materials

All documents and materials for conferences of the RLA Representative Group are available to the public online.  To view or download these materials, visit the RLA Representative Group page on the Secretary of State’s website.

Broadcast and audio recording of the conferences

To access audio broadcasts of the RLA Representative Group informal conferences, visit the Audio Broadcasts page on the Secretary of State’s website.

Office contact

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Voting Systems Specialist Jerome Lovato at, or (303) 894-2200 ext. 6355.